Political leaders who have been proponents of extending lockdown and “stay at home” orders while keeping many businesses closed often explain their actions by saying something along the line of “if it saves just one life it’ll have been worth it.” But of course there’s more to the equation than that, which is becoming more tragically apparent with each passing day:
Doctors in Northern California say they have seen more deaths from suicide than they’ve seen from the coronavirus during the pandemic.https://t.co/bRs1K8zkhy
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 22, 2020
San Francisco Bay Area doctors say they have seen more suicide deaths than coronavirus deaths since the shutdown, worry about mental heath issues becoming worse due to stay at home orders: https://t.co/cWzpBjXWCW
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 22, 2020
From ABC 7:
Doctors at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek say they have seen more deaths by suicide during this quarantine period than deaths from the COVID-19 virus.
The head of the trauma in the department believes mental health is suffering so much, it is time to end the shelter-in-place order.
“Personally I think it’s time,” said Dr. Mike deBoisblanc. “I think, originally, this (the shelter-in-place order) was put in place to flatten the curve and to make sure hospitals have the resources to take care of COVID patients.We have the current resources to do that and our other community health is suffering.”
If only some public officials had more honest foresight than kneejerk reaction.
Bay Area, California: “Doctors at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek say they have seen more deaths by suicide during this quarantine period than deaths from the COVID-19 virus.” https://t.co/GDvYK8QNE2
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 22, 2020
It’s almost like measuring the “health” of a person includes more than measuring their very small chance of dying from a virus! 🤔 https://t.co/JuCi5Rxgyw
— Sara Gonzales (@SaraGonzalesTX) May 22, 2020
What’s bizzare is all of the “if it saves one life” people won’t mention this. They only pretend to care about people dying if it fits their political narrative.
— Rupert Pumpkin (@RupertPumpkin9) May 22, 2020
wait, there are unintended consequences to shutting the country down? https://t.co/FGwV5gWCTg
— Shelby Hall (@ShebbyHall) May 22, 2020
Remember when President Trump said “the cure can’t be worse than the disease”?
End the lockdown now. End all restrictions. https://t.co/WqcHsgMvaY
— Angus T. Kirk (@angusparvo) May 22, 2020
These lockdowns are the worst management decision in American history. https://t.co/oC9krFTHS2
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) May 22, 2020
Well done, team lockdown. https://t.co/XtkEK9ylFm
— Amanda (@AmandaPresto) May 22, 2020
There are other things as well:
Opioid death numbers are rising also.
— Tylermcdaniel (@Tmac811) May 22, 2020
Overdoses are also increasing.
But hey, we're just being selfish by wanting to reopen.
— 0026 (@balls_26) May 22, 2020
When all is said and done, will anybody in the media do an honest assessment of how many lives were lost not due to the coronavirus, but rather as a result of lockdowns, medical procedures being put on hold, and other overreaches from government officials?